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Daily NFT: Johnny Depp selling NFTs of his intimate paintings

Jan 27, 2022 1:15 PM

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Johnny Depp selling NFTs of his intimate paintings of friends, heroes

Johnny Depp is selling over 10,000 unique NFTs drawn from his paintings of friends and personal heroes.

The actor is releasing the non-fungible tokens — one-of-a-kind, verifiable digital assets traded using blockchain technology — under the collection name “Never Fear Truth.” The portraits, developed from original artwork by Depp and then embellished and animated, include Johnny himself, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Hunter S. Thompson, Heath Ledger, daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Tim Burton, Johnny’s late dog Mooh and a fictional character created by his son called Bunnyman.

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Picasso heirs launch NFTs of never-before-seen ceramic work by famed artist

Heirs of Pablo Picasso, the famed 20th-century Spanish artist, are vaulting into 21st-century commerce by selling 1,010 digital art pieces of one of his ceramic works that has never before been seen publicly — riding a fad for "crypto" assets that have taken the art and financial worlds by storm.

For an exclusive interview before the formal launch this week, Picasso's granddaughter, Marina Picasso, and her son Florian Picasso opened up their apartment — which is swimming in works from their illustrious ancestor — in an upscale Geneva neighborhood. There they offered up a glimpse, however tantalizingly slim, of the piece behind what they're billing as an unprecedented fusion of old-school fine art and digital assets.

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Reddit tests allowing users to set any NFT as their profile picture, similar to Twitter

Reddit is testing a feature that would allow its users to set any NFT they own as their profile picture — not only its own Ethereum-based NFTs, called “CryptoSnoos,” released in limited quantities last year.

A similar feature allowing users to set their NFTs as profile pictures recently launched on Twitter, where the photos themselves provide information about the NFT when clicked, and appear as hexagon-shaped images to differentiate them from the standard Twitter profile pic. Details about how Reddit’s support for NFTs would work, however, aren’t yet decided. In a statement provided to TechCrunch, Reddit explained this particular NFT test is in very early stages and hasn’t been made available to public users on the site.

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Samsung Provides a Glimpse Into the South Korean Metaverse and NFT Craze

At the very beginning of 2022, South Korean tech giant Samsung announced its foray into the metaverse and a new “NFT Aggregation Platform” designed for its smart TVs.

In addition to the NFT TVs, Samsung also launched a virtual experience inside of Decentraland, one of the most popular metaverse gaming platforms. It’s high time we had a peek at the South Korean NFT world to see the latest developments.

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Hindustan Times launches NFTs pegged on crucial events from India’s history

The NFTs launched by HT include the iconic cover page of first republic day HT edition

Hindustan Times is foraying into web 3.0 by launching NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) that will include digitized versions of an original historic creatives, which were published in Hindustan Times through the decades under the banner of “HT Timeless Tokens".

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